Archive for October 12, 2013

Game fowl breeders guarantee P2M pot for 2013 circuit

URDANETA CITY-The Pangasinan Gamefowl Breeders Association (PGBA) opened its 2013 circuit with a P2 million guaranteed pot money.
PGBA President Ricardo Balderas said sabong ( cockfight) enthusiasts have more reason to enter the 2013 circuit because of the sweetened pot of P2 million.
He said the guaranteed prize will come from gate receipts and pot money from entries of their members while the excess funds will become dividends of the members.
Balderas said the guaranteed price has dramatically increased from P200,000 in 2010 to P2 million this year.
“Noong 2010, ang guaranteed pot ay 200,000 pesos tapos noong naging president tayo ng PGBA naging P1.7 million yan,” Balderas said “Then noong 2012 naman naging P1.8 million then ngayong 2013 naman nasa P2 miion pesos pot na tayo.”
Balderas said the circuit runs from September to December that is divided into the 1st leg which is a three-stag derby, the second leg which is a four-stag derby and the 3rd leg which is another four-stag derby. (more…)

October 12, 2013 at 11:59 pm Leave a comment


A total of 568 units  or approximately 255,600 cc of blood was generated from the regular mass blood donation of the University of Luzon (UL) in partnership with the Philippine Red Cross (PRC)– Pangasinan – Dagupan City – San Carlos City – Urdaneta City Chapter held last October 3, 2013 at the UL Don Luis F. Samson, Sr. Estadio. The statistics is an all-time high in the series of 18 blood drive in eight years.
The event under the auspices of the UL Administration, Center for Integrated Extension Services and the National Service Training Program Unit in collaboration with the Colleges of the University, the teaching and non-teaching personnel and the student organizations   was graced by the presence of Mr. Allan P. Claveria, PRC National Youth Council President and Member of the Board of Governors, representatives of the Philippine National Police, City Government, and various cause-oriented groups like the Raon Atti (Friends of Asia) delegates of the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) of Korea. (more…)

October 12, 2013 at 11:57 pm Leave a comment

MAGANES: Our teachers, our heroes


It’s the day for teachers. It’s the day for the unsung heroes of our time. It’s a day for them to be remembered and nurtured. It was Teacher’s Day last October 5- a day to celebrate and a day to give tributes to our teachers- those who already departed this world,  those still with us and the teachers of tomorrow.
How and when Teacher’s Day  was conceived  dates back in 1915. Wikipedia has this to say: “In many countries, Teachers’ Days (or Teachers Day) are intended to be special days for the appreciation of teachers, and may include celebrations to honor them for their special contributions in a particular field area, or the community in general. The date on which Teachers’ day is celebrated varies from country to country. Teachers’ days are distinct from World Teachers’ Day which is officially celebrated across the world on October 5. (more…)

October 12, 2013 at 11:53 pm Leave a comment

Villasis’ palay dryer and warehouse in full operation


By Virgilio Sar. Maganes
VILLASIS- The palay drying facilities and warehouse here is already in full operation after traders and farmers took advantage of the low cost of drying during this rainy season.
As of this writing ,  a total of 97 tons of wet palay have been mechanically dried, of which 70 tons are owned by traders and 27 tons by local farmers through the Villasis Municipal Employees Multipurpose Cooperative  (VMEMPC).
“ The operations of the palay dryer and warehouse is just in time for the harvest season. This is our assistance to traders and farmers for them to have quality dried palay to command a higher price in the market,” said Mayor Dita Abrenica.
Municipal Agriculturist Cornelio Atchuela said the cost of drying was pegged at P1.50 per kilo for traders and P1.00 per kilo for the farmers who will avail of the services of the facilities.
“ This is of great help to us traders. We are no longer drying our wet palay on road pavements and solar dryers,” said Freddie Cabanela, one of the  town’s four palay traders who availed of the palay drying facilities.
The other palay traders are Daniela Meiz, Allan Subido and Jaime Blanco. (more…)

October 12, 2013 at 11:11 pm Leave a comment

SM’s Global Pinoy Center readies Christmas treats to OFWs and expats

By Virgilio Sar. Maganes
ROSALES- The Global Pinoy Center (GPC) of SM City Rosales is currently readying activities to treat returning overseas Filipino workers (OFW) and expats with “Pamaskong Handog Para sa OFWs” during the holiday season in December, this year.
This was bared by Mylene Portuguese, GPC supervisor, as a way of giving thanks and tribute to the OFWs and their families for patronizing the services of SM City Rosales.
The event is scheduled on December 7 at 3:00 in the afternoon with fun-filled Pinoy-style variety show, raffle draws and games.
“ This event will be simultaneously undertaken by the SM Malls nationwide, “Portuguese said.
The expected audience, Portuguese added, are SM Global Pinoy members, BDO Kabayan Savings Account members and OFWs with passports and working visas and proofs of remittances from various remittance outlets in the country.
“ These audiences will include their families, relatives and friends . We will ensure that they will enjoy our treats and a memorable day to all of them,” she further said. (more…)

October 12, 2013 at 11:10 pm Leave a comment

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